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"Shock" Roses into Drinking Water Here's how florist Michael George gets roses to absorb more water and live longer: Wrap the flowers in brown packaging paper to protect them, then snip a quarter inch off the stems and place them in one inch of boiling water. "The shock of it forces the air out," says George. "You can actually see bubbles coming from the ends." Leave roses in place until the water turns tepid, give the stems a fresh cut, then transfer to cool water.
“The light of love is the brightest, because it shines into those who contact it and purify their soul. It is also dangerous in the fact that when you come into contact with it just once, you can't truly live life if it is to leave.” ― Shannan Jacoby